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I noticed a few tiny droplets of white clear fluid as I massaged my breast to relieve myself of pain and heaviness that I experience as PMS. I am not married. Do I need to visit a doc or is this normal?

By Anonymous April 6, 2011 - 12:40am
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Hi Anonymous,
You would have to seek physicians' assistance to diagnose the abnormality. As mentioned above, the discharge could be numerous things and we cannot diagnose you. If you have concerns, make an appointment and be sure to ask all of these questions to your physician. Perhaps it is nothing but making sure is worth the telephone call.

Please keep us posted.
Good luck, Missie

April 7, 2011 - 8:16am
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Hi Anonymous,

Discharge from your nipple is not that uncommon as this is where milk is dispersed. During and after pregnancy this is more common although if you are not pregnant, again, this is so abnormal. If it continues, you should go see your doctor. The Mayo Clinic provides the following information. Most often, nipple discharge stems from a noncancerous (benign) condition. However, breast cancer is a possibility, especially if:
• You are over age 40
• You have a lump in your breast
• The discharge contains blood
• Only one breast is affected
Possible causes of nipple discharge include:
• Abscess
• Breast cancer
• Breast infection
• Excessive breast stimulation
• Fibroadenoma
• Fibrocystic breasts
• Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
• Galactorrhea
• Hormone imbalance
• Injury or trauma to the breast
• Intraductal papilloma
• Mammary duct ectasia
• Medication use
• Paget's disease of the breast
• Pregnancy
• Prolactinoma

According to the Mayo Clinic, avoiding further stimulation to the nipple is important as this will force a continuation of the discharge. Please click here for further information http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nipple-discharge/MY00467/DSECTION=when-to-see-a-doctor.

I hope this helps. Please keep us posted.

April 6, 2011 - 8:12am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Thanks a billion. The discharge appears only when I massage my breasts. I guess the only way to resolve this problem of mine is to avoid stimulation. My fear is...will this affect my life later on? Will this abnormality result in problems dealing with pregnancy? I am 23 yrs old and not married. My mother is a breast cancer survivor. What would you advice me to do? Do i visit the doctor straight away or wait patiently till it heals on its own.

April 6, 2011 - 11:00pm
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